Tallahassee Watercolor Society September/October Newsletter

Karol's Korner

Greetings Fellow Artists, I hope you had a creative and inspired summer. I will be serving as your President again. The TaWS board of volunteers has changed. Here is the list of our board for 2018-19:

  • President: Karol D. Selvaggio
  • Past President: Ken Menke
  • Vice President: Eva Lynn Powell
  • Secretary: Tom Hart
  • Treasurer: Yoshiko Murdick
  • Membership: Bernice Fuduloff
  • Tri-State Chair: Sherry Allen; Co-Chair: Barbara (Bobbie) Buckingham


  • Fund Raising: Virginia Thorne
  • Publicity: Penny Anderson & Rosemary Ferguson
  • Hospitality: Jan Ouimet & Jenny Swearingen
  • Workshop: Deborah Morningstar
  • Brush Strokes: Jennifer Lange
  • Newsletter: Marty Holland

Special Exhibits:

  • TMH Cancer Center: Marty Holland
  • TMH Rehab Center: Jennifer Lange
  • Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conversancy: Juanita Whiddon

Our goal this term is to provide you with interesting and informative monthly meetings and also to maintain the high quality of exhibitions we have enjoyed throughout the years.

Our 2018 Brush Strokes Exhibition Opening was held at City Hall Thursday, August 30th from 6:00-8:00. It was a beautiful example of the wonderful work of our members. I hope you will take the opportunity to see it, and congratulations to all the winners!

We will also have our 2019 Tri-State Juried Watercolor Media Exhibition and our juror will be Richard Stephens. The opening reception will be May 3, 2019 at LeMoyne. You have time to get your paintings ready for entry.

I hope you will take the opportunity to send good news of your participation in exhibitions and art-related matters to our newsletter editor, Marty Holland so that we can all share in your success. Have a beautiful fall.


September Meeting 16th, 2-4pm

Kickoff The New Season

The Tallahassee Watercolor Society will hold its first meeting of the season on Sunday, September 16, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church on the corner of Meridian Road and Tharpe Street (across from Lake Ella). We meet the third Sunday of each month and all are welcome to attend. Vice President, Eva Lynn Powell, will present the program for the first meeting and Karol D. Selvaggio, TaWS President, will conduct the meeting.

There will be a discussion regarding the results of some of our members’ experiments with various watercolor techniques and tools.

2018 Brush Strokes

2018 Brush Strokes Another Great Art Filled Evening

Our 2018 Brush Strokes Exhibition Opening was held at City Hall Thursday, August 30th from 6:00-8:00. It was a beautiful example of the wonderful work of our members. I hope you will take the opportunity to see it, and congratulations to all the winners!

  • BEST OF SHOW “Florida Cattle Rancher #2” by Donna Morrison
  • GOLD AWARD “Tarpon Springs Street” by Lee Albion
  • SILVER AWARD “The Instigator” by Gail Watson
  • BRONZE AWARD “Waiting On My Take-Out Order” by Ronald Malone
  • 1st AWARD OF EXCELLENCE “Well Fed” by Sherry Allen
  • 2nd AWARD OF EXCELLENCE “The Messenger” by Harold Griner
  • 3rd AWARD OF EXCELLENCE “The Water’s Edge” by Rosemary Ferguson
  • 1st HONORABLE MENTION “Ole’ Ole’” by Michele Kimbrough
  • 2nd HONORABLE MENTION “Barcelona’s Boqueria” by Yoshiko Murdick
  • 3rd HONORABLE MENTION “Home Owner's Association” by Susan Allen
  • 4th HONORABLE MENTION “Order Up” by Rosie Coleman
Tri-State Water Media Exhibition

Tri-State Opening A Great Kickoff to Summer

Our Tri-State Water Media Exhibition opened May 18th at the Florida State University of Fine Art. We had 56 artists who were accepted in this exhibition. Our juror, Jaimie Cordero also instructed a three day workshop associated with the Tri-State Exhibition. Congratulations to the 30th Tri State Juried Water Media Exhibition Winners

  • BEST OF SHOW AWARD “Discovery” by Jane Segrest
  • GOLD AWARD “Artillery Man” by Don Taylor
  • SILVER AWARD “Hendershots” by Jackie Dorsey
  • BRONZE AWARD “Winter Wind” by Harold Griner
  • 1st AWARD OF EXCELLENCE “Blue Eyes” by Cheryl Fausel
  • 3rd AWARD OF EXCELLENCE “Nightwatch” by Lynne Kroll
  • 1st AWARD OF MERIT “Only a Mother Could Love” by Gail Watson
  • 2nd AWARD OF MERIT “Waiting for the Sale II” by Kathleen Durdin
  • 3rd AWARD OF MERIT “Explosive Palm” by Rosemary Ferguson
  • SHEILA VARN MEMORIAL AWARD “Only in My Dreams” by Joyce Hicks
  • 1st HONORABLE MENTION “Into the Mist” by Ruth Weiss
  • 2nd HONORABLE MENTION “Red Sky” by Nina Allen Freeman
  • 3rd HONORABLE MENTION “Around the Hive” by Penny G. Anderson
News From Our Members

News From Our Members

Marina Brown

Excited that "Come Dance!", my one-man show at the Artport Gallery at the Tallahassee International Airport was installed by COCA on July 18th. It will remain in that wonderful, expansive public gallery (across from ticketing) until September 10th. With nearly 30 watercolors, oils, and pastels, many of the pieces have not been shown before. Featuring dancers of all varieties and forms, it calls on color, movement, and my own knowledge of and affinity for dance. (Parking is free at the airport for the first 30 minutes.)

Michele Tabor Kimbrough

Michele Tabor Kimbrough's painting, "Princess Amathia - Crucian Carnival Series" is accepted in the Georgia Watercolor Society Member Exhibition from Oct. 5 to Nov. 18 2018 at Sautee Nacoochee Center, Sautee Nacoochee, GA. Michele's painting, " Troupe Hostess Keli - Crucian Carnival Series" is also accepted in the Philadelphia Watercolor Society's 118th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper from Oct.14 - Nov. 20, 2018 at Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.

Princess Amathia

Don Taylor

Don's painting "Kinderdyk" won the Best Landscape Award in the 2018 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibit in Vermont. Don will also be teaching a 3 day Plein Air Journaling workshop using watercolor and pen and ink at the Sheraton Bay Point Resort on Oct 4-5-6. For info, contact the Beach Art Group (Helen Ballance) at beachartgroup@att.net or go to the website at beachartgroup.com.


William McKeown

My painting, ”The Ship Doctor”, placed fourth in the Missouri Watercolor Society International held in Quingdao, China.(Dean Mitchell’s “Shotgun Houses” placed third, so TaWS had two members in the top four.)

“The Turnaround” received 1st Place in the 2018 Art in Gadsden Exhibition here in Quincy.

“The Old Salt” received the Southern Watercolor Society Award in the 77th National Exhibition of the Watercolor Society of Alabama.

The Old Salt

Nancy Dias

Short Circuit

Nancy's painting “Short Circuit “ was selected by juror Thomas Schaller to be in the 47th Annual Florida Watercolor Exhibition hosted by ArtCenter Manatee in Bradenton on September 7 through October 26 and the artist reception is Friday September 28.

Upcoming Member Happenings

Tom Hart - Tom will be showcasing his artwork at Westminster main dining room in October - December.

Summer Shows That Kept Members Busy

30th Art in Gadsden

This annual show came earlier than usual as changes and improvements at the Gadsden Art Center were completed this year it opened July 13th and ends September 8, 2018. Several of our members were accepted and had artwork on display. One member we all know Bill McKeown, was awarded First Place with his painting "The Turn Around,"

The Turn Around

Sights, Sounds, and Sentiments

The Menke family, Ken, Linda, and their son, Travis, displayed paintings and photographs at Tall Timbers Beadel House Webster Gallery. Ken and Linda exhibited retrospective pictures from their years with the watercolor society and Travis showed photographs from his travels. The opening reception was held on June 24, and the show ran through August 23.

Travis Menke
Beadel House Webster Gallery

News From Our Special Exhibits

TMH Cancer Center

TMH Cancer Center

The TMH Cancer Center showcases member artists through out the year. Paintings are selected by Center staff from submissions solicited each quarter for exhibit and sale. Our current exhibition will end September 28th and new submissions will be accepted for next exhibition in November. If you are interested in submitting your artwork please contact Marty Holland at email: Holland.marty@gmail.com

Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conversancy

Tall Timbers "Scenes from the Red Hills"

The “Scenes from the Red Hills” annual fall show will be September 23rd through November 21, 2018. An artist reception will be held at Tall Timbers September 23rd between 2 pm to 4 pm., a perfect time to view the art and meet the artists.

"Artist Choice" Fall Show

Tall Timbers will be having their fall "Artist Choice" show December 1st - February 28th. The digital deadline to enter is October 25th, selected paintings will need to be delivered by November 27th. For more information please contact Juanita.

Juanita Whiddon jwhiddon@talltimbers.org

TMH Rehab Center

TMH Rehab Center

The paintings at the Tallahassee Memorial Health Care Rehabilitation Center were changed out on July 20. The current display features 17 paintings from 10 members. Staff and patients at the site continue to compliment the work and say how appreciative they are to have cheerful paintings adorning the hallways and reception area. So far, none have sold, but last time members sold four paintings. There are still three months to go until the next change out in November. So more time to sell and more time to paint new ones. The space can accommodate more paintings - lots of space to display your incredible talents! (and a way to support the community with a 20% sales commission paid to the health care foundation)

Jenny Lange jenlange@comcast.net

Shows and Exhibitions

Upcoming Meeting Dates & Topics

September 16th

Facilitator: Lynn Powell Presentations by Members on “My Summer Vacation Art Adventures

October 21st

Presenter: Joyce Estes, owner of The Sea Oats Gallery on St. George Island, Florida

November 18th

Presenter: Marina Brown, “Tallahassee’s Wonder Woman



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